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TH16 Busy Developer's Guide to Chrome Development


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Introductory

Ted Neward

Director, Platform Strategy

Quicken Loans

When Google introduced Chrome, the world pretty much took it on faith that it would look to adhere to the Web standards: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and others. And when Google sought to give developers opportunities to extend the browser using browser-specific extension points, it was nothing more subversive than what Microsoft, Firefox, Netscape or Apple had done before. But Google chose to use the same tools – HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and others – to provide those extensions, and in some ways, avoided some of the pain points that previous native-code-based browser extensions ran into. This session will cover the tools and APIs that a developer can use to build a Chrome extension--and when they can be useful, and when they just annoy people.

You will learn:

  • The different Chrome extension points
  • How to build a Chrome extension
  • The "why" one might look to do this